Devonport Community House Crèche is a teacher led centre
providing quality early childhood education and care for children
from the local community. The centre is funded by the Ministry
of Education ECE subsidy (including ECE 20 hours subsidy), parent
donations and fundraising. The
creche is situated in a purpose built facility located behind
the Devonport Community house. The present facility opened in
1995 after relocating from Wikitoria on Mount Victoria.
creche is a non-profitable organisation operated under the Community
House Umbrella and managed by Tessa Dunleavy. A team of 5 experienced
registered Early Childhood teachers work to ensure positive
learning outcomes are achieved over the 9 sessions that are
held each week. In November 2008, our crèche supervisor,
Tessa Dunleavy was credited with a Ministry of Education "Excellence
in Teaching - Regional Award".
Tessa Dunleavy, Sarah Ganley, Jenny Rees, Lyn Menzies, Lance
Cablk, Jaye Stewart.
support: Jill Quick.
sessions are structured to provide 1 session for Under 2, 2
sessions for 2 year olds and three sessions for 3 year olds.
Three year olds are invited to attend afternoon sessions that
are designed to meet the older age group's needs. Entry age
into the creche is approximately 18 months of age.
crèche ensures families have at least one session together
in whanau grouping. The majority of children attending creche
make the transition around the age of four to the local kindergartens.
The teaching team is committed to ongoing self-review and professional
development. As a team we aspire to achieving the best learning
outcomes for our children and their whanau.
are required to enrol children by twelve months of age to secure
entry into the creche. All other enquiries will be l isted on
an 'Expression of INterest' file and admission to the creche
will depend on availability. Please contact the supervisor directly
for further information.
here to download information about the Creche
here to see our most recent ERO